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Mary Lou McDonald TD


Mary Lou McDonald

Tel: (01) 727 7102

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Mary Lou is Leader of Sinn Féin and Teachta Dála for the Dublin Central constituency. Mary Lou is married to Martin and they have two young children, Iseult and Gerard. She is proud to represent the people of Dublin Central where she has a reputation for hard work and championing the needs of her constituency both locally and nationally.

Prior to becoming Leader of Sinn Féin in February 2018 Mary Lou was Deputy Leader of the party. Following her election to the Dáil in 2011 Mary Lou was Sinn Féin’s Spokesperson for Public Expenditure and Reform and on her re-election in 2016 Sinn Féin’s All-Ireland Spokesperson for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. She was a prominent member of the Public Accounts Committee between 2011 and 2017 holding Ministers and senior civil servants to account. She has also served on the Joint Oireachtas Committees for Public Expenditure and Reform and the Future of Mental Health.

She was an MEP for Dublin from 2004 to 2009 and during her time in the European Parliament Mary Lou was a prominent member of the Employment and Social Affairs committee and Civil Liberties committee.

Educated in Trinity College, Dublin, the University of Limerick and Dublin City University she studied English Literature, European Integration Studies and Human Resource Management. She previously worked as a consultant for the Irish Productivity Centre, a researcher for the Institute of European Affairs and a trainer in the trade union sponsored Partnership Unit of the Educational and Training Services Trust.

Mary Lou’s Contact Details:


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Dáil office

Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
Telephone: (01) 618 3230

Cabra Constituency Office

58 Fassaugh Avenue
Cabra West
Dublin 7
Telephone: (01) 868 3934

North City Constituency Office

Telephone: (01) 727 7102

Statements (1478)

Change, sharing power and building for the future - Mary Lou McDonald23 June, 2021

British government agree to legislate for Acht Gaeilge – McDonald16 June, 2021

Acht Gaeilge must be legislated for at Westminster – Mary Lou McDonald14 June, 2021

Government should immediately move to grant official recognition to the State of Palestine - Mary Lou McDonald TD11 June, 2021

100% redress for Mica affected families is the only just solution - Mary Lou McDonald TD4 June, 2021

Government needs to get the finger out and act on behalf of struggling renters - Mary Lou McDonald TD2 June, 2021

Unfair to punish those locked-out of work by cutting income supports - Mary Lou McDonald TD1 June, 2021

O'Devaney Gardens a textbook example of the government's refusal to prevent the sale of family homes to cuckoo funds - Mary Lou McDonald TD28 May, 2021

British State amnesty proposals are about closing down investigations – McDonald26 May, 2021

Mary Lou McDonald TD extends good wishes to Gardaí shot in the line of duty26 May, 2021

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